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Christopher Mulvey is Emeritus Professor of English. He is a graduate of Magdalen College, Oxford and received his PhD from Columbia University. He taught in the United States from 1963 to 1978 and at the University of Winchester from 1980 to 2007, specialising in nineteenth-century English literature, American Studies and African American culture.

From 2003 to 2007 he was President of the Collegium for African American Research, and he was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts in 2008.

Since 2007 he runs Greyfriars Language Consulting, providing advice on language use, communication, grammar, punctuation, style, and the history and geography of English.

He is Managing Editor of Winchester University Press, and a trustee of The English Project, a registered charity that aims to open a permanent English Language Museum in Winchester.


Selected books

Anglo-American Landscapes (1983)

Transatlantic Manners (1990)

New York: City as Text (1990)

Black Liberation in the Americas (2001)

Dominic St John Mulvey: London Irishman (2005)

William Wells Brown’s Clotel (2006)

A History of the English Language in 100 Places (2013)

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